This morning when I should have been writing, I was instead surfing the net for travel stories. The good news is I found a great website: http://www.tripsource.com/ for interesting travel stories. The bad news is there seem to be an assortment of decent travel writers that have been forced to post their stories online rather than actually get paid for publishing in a magazine or such. Good for us, bad for them.
This is one of the stories I enjoyed: http://www.tripsource.com/stories/Dave/AlaskaRoadtrp/bus.htm
I’ve been tossing around a lot of ideas lately regarding the similarities between first-person themed visual art, travel writing and how journalism can blur the differences if properly utilized.
Was Kerouac much more than a beat travel writer that drank too much and couldn’t stay in one place? Was Paul Gauguin anything more than an artist that practiced immersion travel living and documented the lives he envied? – DN